Saturday, May 18, 2013
It is the third challenge of the month for the Crazy4Challenges DT, so our challenge is a fabulous sketch created by Barbara, our May hostess. I decided to make an Asian card. I really do love Asian designs, and in the past have made many of them.....but I have not done so for a long time....so here is one for today. I skipped the sentiment as I am not sure how I will use it....probably for a thank you or birthday card for friends who shared a once in a lifetime trip to Japan with me years ago. The Asian theme probably came to mind as we had a lunch date last week.
AND......of course, my fav color combo of black, white, and RED was the choice for me.......so dramatic and bold.
Thanks for stopping by......hope you will take a moment to go to the Crazies Blog to see the creations by this remarkable and talented DT. Always fun to see the variety that grows from one sketch.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Shirley is our hostess for the CCEE Stampers challenge, and she had us put on our thinking caps for this challenge. She wanted us to let it all 'hang out or over'. Well, I went with the 'hang over' part. All of my layers, other than the base itself, hand over but do not cover each other.
On my main panel, I used a Hero Arts flower and embossed it several times with white embossing powder. I then sponged on the turquoise ink. I added a sentiment from SU, placing it on panels I die cut with my MFT dies.
Thiis week's gallery of creations should be unique and fabulous so be sure to check out the CCEE Stampers Blog.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The photo above inspired the theme of my card and the color of the seashell border. The stamp I used is by I Brake for Stamps. The sentiment is from SU.
Now be sure to go to the Crazy4Challenges blog to see the creations this photo inspired.
Below is a second simple card inspired by the same photo and colors.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Hi......it is the middle of the night, and I awoke with the realization that my post never went 'live' yesterday. My apologies to my CCEE Stamper friends. It was operator error this time. I had scheduled it for the wrong date. Anyhooooooo...here it is.
Our mission this week was to make a CAS card using scraps. I also used a stamp set from SU from some of my early days of stamping. The style of the stamp is making a comeback, and is perfect for a CAS stamp. The sentiment is also from SU.
Now be sure to visit the CCEE Stampers blog to see the fabulous CAS creations by the rest of this fabulous team.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This card was made ahead of time but I just forgot to post it on time.......sorry.
Barbara is our hostess for the Crazies this month and our first challenge is a color challenge. We were to use the colors of soft pink, cream, black, and kraft. I managed to layer them all on. The image is from SU (retired). I also used a fancy frame die from Spellbinders.
I can't wait to see what the rest of this uber-talented DT has done with this fun color combo. Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to check them out.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Shirley is our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge for the month of May. For this first week she asked us to add a shimmer to our designs. I do not use glitter, so I went with some tiny bling which certainly shimmer in the light. I have been building up my stash of occasion cards, in this case, a wedding card. In real life, the flowers are actually white even though they appear to be a vanilla color in the photo. I hope you can see the embossed wedding couple in the main panel.....it shows up much better in real life. I also added some die cut layers, embossing, and some fancy lace.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to pay a visit to the CCEE Stampers Blog as there will be some shimmering creations awaiting your viewing. You will also find details on how you can play along with us.
Friday, April 26, 2013
In her final week as our April hostess for the Crazy4Challenges, Kelli challenged us to make baby cards. I let my 'inner child' out and built this card from a number of elements: stamps, dies, ribbon, border punches, ribbon, Copics, embossing folders, and designer paper.
The Crazies Blog is sure to have many different styles of baby cards for you (and me) to see and gaze upon, so be sure to stop in there for a visit and inspiration.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The CCEE Challenge for today is a tasty one......well, it doesn't have to be tasty, but it must be related to a kitchen. I decided to use this SU stamp of a layered cake to make a birthday card.
I have a good feeling that the CCEE Blog is going to have a wide variety of kitchen related creations, and I just can't wait to see whet the rest of this fabulously talented and awesome DT have created. Be sure to stop in at the blog.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
It is the third Crazy4Challenges challenge for the month of April which means we are working with a sketch. Above is the sketch for this week, created by our April hostess, Kelli. A sketch challenge is always fun as each member of the team interprets it in unique and fabulous ways.
I used this sweet image from Penny Black and a sentiment from Flourishes. I hope this brings a smile to the recipient.
The Crazies Blog will be full of inspiration this week, so be sure to stop by and see how the rest of the team used this fabulous sketch.